Surgical principles and techniques

Module Editor: Sanjeeva Jeyaretna

This module includes sessions that are most relevant to neurosurgeons.  Much of this module is technical, explaining how to use equipment or do certain approaches. The specific pathologies are dealt with elsewhere.

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Prions and Neurosurgery

Intraoperative Imaging Techniques

Performing a Pterional Craniotomy

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The Modern Theatre Environment

Use of Standard Neurosurgical Equipment

The Operating Microscope

Advanced Microsurgical Skills

Image-guided Neurosurgery

Intraoperative Neurosurgical Electrophysiological Monitoring

Principles of Awake Craniotomy

Use of an Endoscope

Surgery in Children

Diagnosis and Management of Post-operative Haematoma

Preparing the Operative Site

Performing Burr Holes

How to Do An Image Guided Biopsy

Performing a Convexity Craniotomy

Performing a Craniotomy for a Convexity Meningioma

How to do an Image-guided Craniotomy

Performing a Subfrontal Craniotomy

Performing an Eye Brow Craniotomy

Performing a Trans-sphenoidal Approach to the Sellar

Performing a Midline Supratentorial Craniotomy

How to do an Inter-hemispheric Approach for a Colloid Cyst

Performing a Midline Posterior Fossa Craniotomy

Performing a Retrosigmoid Craniotomy

The Translabyrinthine Approach to the Cerebellopontine Angle

Minimal Invasive Neurosurgery

Performing a Far Lateral Craniotomy

Surgical Approaches to Tumours of the Ventricle

Application of a Halo or Traction to the Cervical Spine

Performing an Anterior Cervical Discectomy

Posterior Thoracic Approaches

Performing Posterior Cervical Decompression Procedures

Fusing C1 to C2

Performing a Posterior Cervical Fusion

Inserting Pedicle Screws

Minimally Invasive Surgical Approaches to the Posterior Thoraco-lumbar Spine

Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty

Performing a Lumbar Microdiscectomy

Performing a Lumbar Laminectomy

Principles of Surgical Scoliosis Correction

Inserting or Revising a Syringopleural Shunt

Closing a Neonatal Myelomeningocoele